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Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. After being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Study Visit: Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2 – Study visit to Granada

Dates: 1-6 March 2020

Venue: Granada, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th February 2020

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.

The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives.

As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in “Boosting youth participation at the local level 1” Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision – making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

“Boosting youth participation at local level 2” will include two Study visit, to Granada (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden). This Call for participants is only for participating in the Study visit in Spain. There will be a separate Call published for the Study visit in Sweden.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  • explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processes in low-density and geographically remote areas;
  • visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
  • offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
  • create a collection of best practices of youth participation in geographically isolated/low-density areas.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;
  • Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants’ home to the venue in Granada):

  • Spain – 0 €
  • Portugal – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom – 275 €
  • Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Greece, North Macedonia – 360 €
  • Latvia, Finland – 530€

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

Organiser:

DYPALL Network

Co-organiser:

  • Las Niñas del Tul – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Study Visit in Granada.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Study Visit – Towards Collaborative Practice (#TCPIsrael): the eco-sustainable dimension of social innovation and entrepreneurship – Study visit with contact making elements

Dates: 22-26 March 2020

Venue: Tel Aviv, Israel

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Israel, Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th March 2020

The activity is a study visit with contact making elements focused on the sustainable aspects of social innovation and social entrepreneurship in European and Israeli contexts.

General Description

The activity will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between actors active in youth policies and involved in different sectors (non-formal, formal, business sectors), on aspects related to social innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular thematic focus on sustainability (environmental and social).

Partnership implementing the activity: the seminar is promoted and coordinated by the Italian National Agency (ANG) within the TCA 2019 in cooperation with the Hungarian, the Maltese and British National Agencies, and Salto EuroMed Resource Centre.

Recently, environmental sustainability has undergone a renewal driven by grassroots forces of activism and social change, and often needs to find a new deal with the economic and business sector.

The activity is intended to enable and inspire “youth professionals” and active volunteers to discover what it means to manage the sustainable side of social entrepreneurship, organisational management, social innovation, by visiting specific and specialised schools, organisations, youth movements structures, social enterprises and social and environmental support structures and hubs in Tel Aviv and nearby.

The activity will explore how different organisations can become established as promoters of innovation, social justice and growth for society. It will also facilitate partnerships, create a network of several stakeholders and share practices and realities among them, particularly taking into account the European and Israeli contexts.

General aims of the activity:

  • explore the innovative policies implemented in Israel in view to sensitize Youth in the framework of the social entrepreneurship and social innovation eco-systems, with a special focus on the projects and initiatives related to environment protection and the use of clean technologies;
  • encourage the creation of projects and networking activities which are coherent with Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps SC Programmes.

Specific objectives of the activity:

  • improve the knowledge of youth entrepreneurship and of the social and environmental impact of social enterprises in Israel;
  • foster the creation of networks and cooperation among participants coming from Israel and European countries;
  • offer the opportunity to analyse and share best practices, innovative methods and tools and challenges linked to the environment topics;
  • discover the wide variety of opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes and the European Union and make the first steps towards new cooperation projects at national and international levels concerning the environment.

We are looking for 40 participants, youth professionals and active volunteers working in the areas covered by this event, willing to develop E+/ESC projects, youth workers, project managers, social entrepreneurs, from youth organisations, entities and institutions working in the framework of environmental sustainability, youth starts-ups, universities, foundations coming from the Erasmus+ Programme countries and Israel.

Implementation of the activity: the activity will be developed over 5 working days and besides testimonials and institutional inputs, it foresees field visits, in particular at organisations, incubators, schools, innovative projects caring for the environment; get to know each other sessions and networking among participants; information session on the European youth programmes; thematic sessions and working groups on the environment topics and evaluation of the implemented activities.

The project is part of the Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies, an institutional alliance of 16 Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-Youth Resource Centres. The focus of Youth@Work is on supporting how Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps can be used as an instrument to foster youth employability and entrepreneurship, and to reinforce networking and exchange of practices among the countries and EU partner regions covered by the partnership. More about Youth@Work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

If you come from Israel, please contact Salto EuroMed RC  for further information about the financial details related to travels.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian National Agency – Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+
  • European Union Programmes Agency – Maltese National Agency for Erasmus+ (National Agency)
  • Salto EuroMed RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Phone: 0039 06 37 59 12 01

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Study Visit Tel Aviv.pdf

Contact for questions:

Giuseppe Gualtieri

E-mail: a.villani@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: g.gualtieri@agenziagiovani.it

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course Impact+: Youth Field

Dates: 16-19 March 2020

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 9th February 2020

Training Course Impact+: Youth Field training course offers applicants of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps programme to better plan and assess results and impact of their projects.

General Description

The training course is based on the Impact+ Exercise that was developed as part of a Transnational Cooperation Activity project led by the United Kingdom Erasmus+ National agency and CMEPIUS the Slovenian Erasmus+ Education and Training National Agency. This model was later adapted for the youth field and tested on a national level by Movit Slovenian Erasmus+ Youth National Agency.

The main aim of the training course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills for successful planning and assessing impact of the projects in the youth field.

Objectives of the activities are:

  • Participants will learn about the basic concepts related to project management and impact assessment.
  • Participants will get to know the Impact+ tool and its adaptation for use in the youth field.
  • Participants will learn to plan and assess projects’ results and impact.
  • Participants will explore and define projects’ indicators and data sources.
  • Participants will learn to define relevant audiences and further develop dissemination plan of the project impact.

During the training course participants will learn about the concept of impact, how to plan and assess projects’ impact through group work. Part of the time will be dedicated for working on individuals’ project ideas and the possible impact.

Therefore, it is advised that participants already have project idea they would like to apply in the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps programme or they are already implementing such a project.

Target group:
Representatives of youth organisations, youth workers, youth and project leaders planning or/and implementing projects in the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps programme.

The activity will start on Monday, 16th March 2020 with welcome evening and dinner at 6 PM and end in the evening on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Departures are planned for 19th March 2020. Accommodation is provided for 3 nights.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

MOVIT, Ljubljana – National Agency

Phone: +386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Impact+ Youth Field.pdf

Contact for questions:

Meta Brečić-Ločičnik

E-Mail: meta.brecic@movit.si

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Camino+

Dates: 5-13 May 2020

Venue: Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th February 2020

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, while exploring the power of inner peace through meditation for youth workers.

General Description

Mindfulness and meditation are increasingly popular practices, yet, not mainstreamed within youth work peace education.

Even though the current youth work practices are very beneficial for young people, they do need to evolve in order to answer to a context increasingly marked by rising prejudices and misunderstanding of others’ identity and beliefs, generating an ungrounded fear of others.

The energy of youth workers is more than needed to actively lobby for peace in seek for a constant social peaceful progress, not only by cultivating their practical skills, but also by growing their inner peace and peacebuilding skills.

Through this project, we aim to entice the youth work community at the European and each national level, to adopt mindfulness practices in working with their target groups. While mindfulness could be considered as a lifestyle and hence a broad concept, we will focus on the practice of meditation together with outdoor non-formal methods to foster the inner and outer peace-building skills of youth workers.

Hence, Camino+ will be a hike-pilgrimage journey for youth workers to experience inner peace methods coupled with hands-on practices of conflict management and intercultural dialogue, ready to be applied with their target groups in their local communities.

Within the intersection of the themes approached by this project: mindfulness, peace-building, outdoor education, and intercultural dialogue. The symbolism and nature of this hike-pilgrimage, will allow us to experience these 4 dimensions together, fostering the learning experience of the participants. The training course will hence, provide a unique opportunity for youth workers to connect with each other, and to learn how to be mindful and conscious at professional and personal levels.

We will address the following specific objectives:

  • Entice 30 youth workers around Europe to adopt and multiply inner peace practices, aiming to evolve youth work peace education as pillar soft skills for peace builders.
  • Introduce the embodied peace building method, and explore its adaptation to youth work situations.

  • Foster efficient leadership in peace building local activities and empower youth workers to address conflict management.
  • Link inner peace practices together with outdoor education to develop innovative, playful and creative methods applicable to young people.
  • Offer a space to develop and exchange ideas and practices on peace building and intercultural dialogue, and contribute to strengthening peace in participants’ communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food costs are covered.

Travel reimbursement

All travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ and 180€ for Spanish participants.

Participation fee

50€ will be deduced fron the final travel reimbursement.

Application

Organiser:

Coconutwork.org and LEAPSports – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutwork.org

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Youth Exchange: YOUth Health Matters

Dates: 5 – 14 March 2020

Venue: Burhave, Nordsee, Germany

Eligible are 2 participants (17 – 29 years old) + 1 group leader 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 49 participants coming from: Georgia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, Croatia, Germany

Application deadline: 30th January 2020

Research shows that creativity in young people results in mental well being and achievement in life. We are looking for 6 young people 17 to 30 years old, plus one group leader. Shortlisted participants will be young people who will be better described, as coming from disadvantaged background (social, economic or geographic obstacles).

ATTENTION: Last call for applicants!

General Description

Highlighting an important priority

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy. Many promoters have chosen it as a theme in their projects, but it is also a theme that comes up universally in all our work with young people.

As educators we have the duty to support the mental, physical and social well-being of the young people we work with. The YOUth Health Matters seminar highlights research results and general understanding about the well-being of European young people.

It offers tools and good practices for supporting young people’s well-being in Erasmus+ projects and youth work in general. Practicioners outside the Erasmus+ projects will share their expertise, whereas project promoters present their working ways too.

Overall objectives are following:

1. Increase levels of motivation, confidence and aspirations of young people up to 30 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds
2. Increase the chances of obtaining employment and maintaining it by offering essential knowledge in personal development, self care, self improvement and communication through creating vision boards using arts and crafts
3. Raise awareness on the importance of volunteering and lifelong learning and aimed at improving long term career prospects of the participants
4. Promote healthy and sustainable behaviours among the participants through specific workshops on the subjects of environment, food and personal self care.

Health and well-being is a wide topic

Health and well-being are a wide topic to look at. The seminar will concentrate on four strands of well-being:

  • Mental health
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Empowerment
  • Belonging

Young people’s mental health is the overriding topic that comes up on many levels: statistics and research, general understanding of mental health, practical tools for supporting mental health and project examples of good practices. The programme starts with a more general look and dives deeper into understanding during the days.

Healthy lifestyle can include many aspects relevant for your project and youth work. Topics that can be tackled include e.g. outdoor activities, sports, healthy body images, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and healthy food.

Empowerment links to the support that some young people need in order to take part in activities or in life as general. Good ways of empowering young people with fewer opportunities exist in projects and organisations.

Belonging is a basic human need. We have the need to have social contacts and friendships. We suffer, when we are excluded. How can we fight back loneliness?

Empowering young people means that:

  • More young people have the support, opportunities, skills and resilience they need for the future.
  • Young people have better relationships with their support networks and communities
  • Young people have improved health and wellbeing

We would ensure that young people are heavily involved in the design and delivery of the project as taking ownership means that they will value the project and be keener to make a success of it.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 40 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

AWO SANO Nordsee gGmbH, Germany – Social Entreprise

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18 – 30 years old

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Training Course: Act Local Be Social 2020

Dates: 12-19 April 2020

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th February 2020

Act Local Be Social 2020 is a training course for Youth Workers focusing on techniques to engage and mobilise young people in campaigning.

General Description

Running in London from 12th-19th April 2020, Creative Opportunities are building on the programme we ran in 2018, Supporting Youth to Act Local Be Social, and looking at the ways in which Youth Workers can best support the campaigning skills of the young people they work with.

The programme is for Youth Workers from the UK, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey.

We’ll be covering community organising techniques, looking at building a transferable analysis of power, as well as making sure that campaigns are inclusive and accessible from their inception.

If you would like any more information about the project or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: contact@creativeopportunities.co.uk

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Accommodation and food

Yes, 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

We will reimburse travel up to the amounts in the Erasmus+ KA1 guidelines. If you are interested in being part of the project, and want to know how much we can reimburse for travel, please get in touch.

  • U.K. – €0
  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain,Slovakia – €275 per person
  • North Macedonia – €275 per person (plus €400 per person for visa costs)
  • Bulgaria, Greece – €360 per person
  • Turkey – €530 per person (plus €400 per person for visa costs)

Participation fee

€40

Application

 

Organiser:

Creative Opportunities – Youth NGO

Phone: +44 7952 701641

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions: